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Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes: Physical Therapy Considerations

Course #: 03-1285

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a group of relatively rare disorders that inhibit the body from collagen production and connective tissue function. There are thirteen types of EDS that affect systemic function in different ways. EDS is a disorder that takes a multidisciplinary approach to manage effectively. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants need to be well educated on the recognition of EDS and effective intervention strategies to optimize the quality of life for their patients. This course will outline Ehlers Danlos Syndrome as a condition, differential diagnoses, how the disease process impacts patients across the life span, medical intervention, and physical therapy intervention strategies. 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Recognize the diagnostic criteria and complications of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and how the condition impacts patients
  2. Discuss physical therapy assessment and treatment strategies to best manage patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  3. Define risk factors and common patient characteristics that predispose patients to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome 

CEU Course Syllabus

Introduction-->Section 1 0.25 Contact Hours
Section 2-->Section 3 0.25 Contact Hours
Section 4: Case Study
0.25 Contact Hours
Conclusion-->Reference 0.25 Contact Hours

Total = 1 contact hour

Instructional level = Basic

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Course Date: 2022-04-15

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